6860.000 Secamone R. Br.

Goyder, D.J. (1991) Secamone (Asclepiadaceae subfam. Secamonoideae) in Africa Kew Bulletin 47(3) 437-474

Goyder, D.J., Gilbert, M.G. & Venter, H.J.T. (2020) Apocynaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 7(2)

Description of the genus

Climbers or lianes. Leaves ± sessile. Flowers in axillary and terminal cymes. Sepals ovate to subcircular. Corolla with short tube; lobes oblong. Corona of 5 simple lobes adnate to staminal column. Anthers 4-locular, with fimbriate membranous appendages. Pollen gathered in 4 small pollinia attached to a soft pale corpuscle. Follicles paired.

Worldwide: c. 100 species in warm regions of the Old World

Zimbabwe: 3 taxa.

Secamone alpini

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
alpini Schult.W,C,E,SDescription, Image
filiformis (L.f.) J.H. RossE
parvifolia (Oliv.) BullockE,S

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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Secamone
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Tropicos: Secamone
Wikipedia: Secamone

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Secamone.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1148, retrieved 2 December 2023

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